joining the club (with lots of pictures)

well everyone I know has posted about Easter so I guess I better get in on the action! We started with a few practice egg hunts at home and a real one with our friends…

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We all brought eggs to the park and let them collect a dozen…

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Luke of course knew what to do and squealed with delight each time he came upon an egg. Natalie was a bit slow at catching on, but with a little help from her brother she started gathering.

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As soon as she discovered candy inside she was sold.  Luke LOVED the confetti eggs.

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especially on Natalie’s head!

Everyone checking out there loot, filling their bellies with sweets instead of the lunches we brought!

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then we dyed and decorated eggs…

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I usually go egg hunt crazy, but I just didn’t feel it this year so I didn’t worry about it. Luke and I did go to the Primary activity which was awesome. They had the kids rotate through different stations learning about different important symbols of Easter and thus the story of our Savior, his suffering in Gethsemane for our sins, the judgment of Pilate condemning Him to death by the requests of the people, His crucifixion, and His resurrection, a promise that we all will be resurrected one day, that we all can return to live with our Father in Heaven, that through the Atonement we can be forgiven, we can become like Him. I was glad Luke was able to focus on those symbols without the distractions of his busy little sister. I have the same lesson at home, but I think it was cooler coming from someone else, and I enjoyed hearing it all too!

and of course the Easter bunny came to visit and left surprises in their baskets. He knew only to leave a couple pieces of candy because they went straight into their mouths! and bunny-cakes for breakfast… these bedheads were happy!

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At church Luke said the Article of Faith in Primary. We practiced lots, even though he didn’t want to. He spoke loud and clear into the microphone. It was ADORABLE! Along with many others, I love his little voice. The Sacrament program was fabulous. Keena sang one of my favorite songs, in the most perfect way!

and here’s the best one of many tries for the annual Easter picture!  Natalie just finds everything around her so interesting and Luke can only smile candidly for so long! and look at the roses blooming, yay!

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We had a yummy Easter dinner with the family and made resurrection rolls with the kids. they were excited…

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and we had a little hunt at Grandma and Grandpa’s… TRADITION! Luke once again would squeal every time he found another egg. Natalie had a helper to keep her motivated, thanks Aunt Marissa!

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cracking the eggs! we kept it simple little candy, little money, and silly bands!

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so there you have it. a little bit of fun, a little bit of reflection, a lot a bit of thankfulness.

2 thoughts on “joining the club (with lots of pictures)

  1. Wow! You guys are pretty intense Easter enthusiasts. Looks like fun! What a beautiful park with all the lush, green trees. Natalie & Luke both have some pretty good pouty/serious faces, but also very cute smiles!

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